Lab Technician

Inactive

Reference Number: 895871-W
Type of placement: Contract, Contract, 1 Year
Location: Switzerland, North West

Introduction:

Perform scientific experiments or analytical processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration with other analytical experts.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate analytical methods with a focus on x-ray powder diffractometry (XRPD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), micro calorimetry and/or thermal analyses in the area of solid state characterization.
  • Support the physical-chemical characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients, especially in salt and polymorphism programs.
  • Perform and document scientific experiments under GMP in collaboration with experienced team members, if necessary. Seek proactively for support and coaching from Scientific Expert/or other team members during the whole process if necessary.
  • Provide GMP documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments.
  • Actively support the transfer of analytical procedures to CRO's and production sites, including process steering controls etc.
  • Contribute to lab procedures, reports and/or instructions and/or SOPs.
  • Schedule and perform routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment.
  • Actively perform safety and literature searches in collaboration with relevant and experienced team members
  • Keep record of chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents within own area of responsibility.
  • Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches under guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Recognize and communicate complex problems within the project team or network if necessary together with the respective Project Leader, Network leader or Senior Scientific Expert or a relevant team member.
  • Actively contribute to team goals.
  • Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP.
  • Actively participate in project teams/meetings/networks.
 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as Technician or 0-4 years (for BSc) or 0-2 years (for MSc).
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Adequate scientific or technical knowledge in the analytical area.
  • Basic knowledge in scientific/technical areas of collaboration.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Language: The main part of our communication and documentation is in English. Therefore, fluent English is required. In addition, German and/or French would be an advantage.
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required